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Old 07-18-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I have a couple of friends who are a bit on the short side, about 5'6. They are kinda insecure cause of their height.

Myself, I'm a modest 5'11 and grateful for every inch. I'm 5 inches taller than my dad and 10 taller than my mom. I definitely got lucky to be this tall.

With online dating, I see ALOT of women post something like:

"Need to be 6ft+, got to wear my high heels!"

I'm sure most women don't want to date a man shorter than them. However, how about if hes only 2-3 inches taller?

I'm 5'6 and have used dating sites... based on my experience the height requirements women put on their profiles usually don't mean much. What they say and what they do/respond to are completely different.

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Old 07-18-2013, 08:58 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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And some may think that I was more open minded about height because I had less options being a tall girl
Interesting. I never felt I has less options. I guess hanging around the mens volleyball and basketball teams in college took care of that!
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:15 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Interesting. I never felt I has less options. I guess hanging around the mens volleyball and basketball teams in college took care of that!
I personally don't feel I had less options, but I've seen other posters make statements along those lines in regards to taller women in other threads similar to this. And like I stated, my options weren't limited to just tall men. It used to crack me up when tall guys would approach me and assume they were in like Flynn just because they were tall.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:03 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I have a couple of friends who are a bit on the short side, about 5'6. They are kinda insecure cause of their height.

Myself, I'm a modest 5'11 and grateful for every inch. I'm 5 inches taller than my dad and 10 taller than my mom. I definitely got lucky to be this tall.

With online dating, I see ALOT of women post something like:

"Need to be 6ft+, got to wear my high heels!"

I'm sure most women don't want to date a man shorter than them. However, how about if hes only 2-3 inches taller?
Your friends have nothing to be insecure about. Attracting women is more about personality. I've known several guys who were REALLY short, some under 5', and none of them had any trouble attracting women. Most had women flocking around them, because they were fun and interesting.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:32 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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This is an interesting question, because, as a tall woman, I would not find a shorter man attractive. A few inches shorter would be OK, but no shorter than that.
Conversely, as a tall girl I noticed that most of the tall boys in school dated really short girls. In fact, two, who went on to play college basketball, married really tiny women.
I think this is some kind of internal genetic thing in our makeup. The men are trying to subconsciously "even out" their freakish tallness, and women are trying to even out their tendency to be short.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:40 AM
 
Location: New Albany, IN
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Height was never an issue with me. I've dated taller and shorter and several around my height (5'4"). Heels aren't an issue with me either because I almost never wear them.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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IMO, being a short guy is a lot like being a fat gal. It won't keep you from dating, but it does limit your options.

They only difference is that for the most part, women aren't considered shallow for publicly disclosing that they consider short guys un-dateable
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Zurich
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I guess I inherited my height from my dad since he is 6'8". My mom is 4'11"! My sister is 6'0"!
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:21 AM
 
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Yes.

I'm 5'4. I'd like my boyfriend to be taller than me. I'm not expecting him to be 6'0 or whatever, but I would prefer it if he was taller than me, even when I'm wearing heels.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I'm 5'10", the husband is 5'11" - it's absolutely perfect kissing height.

I have no problem wearing heels, and it just make me look tall, doesn't make him look short. I never had height requirements when I was dating, but I did find that when he was more than 3-4 inches shorter than me, that I didn't like having to bend down that far to go in for a kiss.
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